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July 24: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Students in front of Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

July 23: Spend A Summer Evening Admissions Event

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Students outside Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

July 10: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Students outside Glenhill FarmhouseHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Young People's Chorus of Erie to Hold Annual Summer Choir Camp

YPC Erie will hold its annual Choir Camp beginning Monday, Aug. 3.The Young People’s Chorus of Erie will hold its annual Summer Choir Camp on Monday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Aug. 7.

For Adult Student, Degree is 'One of Those Lifetime Badges You Get'

Michael Linhart took his time getting to Erie Insurance Arena, where he received a bachelor’s degree in general arts and sciences. He crossed the stage in May, 24 years after he first enrolled at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Music at Noon: The Logan Series Completes 25th Anniversary Season

Kay Logan (pictured) founded Music at Noon: The Logan Series in 1989.When musicians sign on to play in Music at Noon: The Logan Series, they commit to more than a concert.

Like Your Desk Chair? Thank A Human-Factors Psychologist

The human factors area of psychology developed at 30,000 feet: World War II pilots, under stress, too often pressed the wrong button, ejecting before they meant to.

Military scientists reconfigured the cockpits, placing related controls in clusters and shape-coding others. By adding circular or triangle-shaped knobs to control toggles, they helped pilots identify the controls by touch. That led to fewer mistakes, which meant fewer pilots dangling from parachutes.

Lake Effect, Spring 2015, Volume 19, Megan Thygeson, from "If I Were You, Honey, I'd Run, Not Walk"

Megan Thygeson, from "If I Were You, Honey, I’d Run, Not Walk"

My father’s stock response to every ill was, “If I were you, honey, I’d run, not walk.” The destination was understood: to the nearest psychiatrist.

Lake Effect, Spring 2015, Volume 19, Doug Ramspeck, "Of Crows We Dream"

Doug Ramspeck, "Of Crows We Dream"

When we first moved in together, we lived across
from a funeral home with its comings and goings,

the elongated hearse with its crow-black
countenance, the mourners with their heads bowed.

And in the field beyond the funeral home,
there was a broken jaw of light at dusk where the crows

kept the obelisks of their bodies. Then winter
darkened the sky where the birds were forming

Lake Effect, Spring 2015, Volume 19, Jane Hoogestraat, "Alt Country"

Jane Hoogestraat, "Alt Country"

How in Steve Earl’s music you smell the dust,
Texas in August, lawns long ago crisped,

a permanent Vacancy sign blinking wind,
an abandoned movie theater, stale taste

of time so old you could still smoke there,
dry headache lasting all day, red hibiscus

cloying afternoon glare, 104 degrees at 3:13,
I-35 unrolling an emptiness you thought